A top-four finish in the Premier League would be a bigger result for Liverpool than last season, according to Brendan Rodgers.
Batman and Robin brought a bit of fun back to Borussia Dortmund, attacker Marco Reus said.
Ivan Rakitic was delighted to break his goalscoring drought as Barcelona beat Granada on Saturday.
Cruzeiro coach Marcelo Oliveira will have a well-rested team at his disposal when they host Huracan in the Copa Libertadores.
Hubert Fournier was angry after his Lyon side left the door open for Paris Saint-Germain to go top of Ligue 1.
Fourth-tier Kickers Offenbach will head into their DFB Pokal last-16 tie with Borussia Monchengladbach light on match practice.
Tottenham tried to hire Jose Mourinho in 2007, the Chelsea manager said ahead of the League Cup final.
League leaders Benfica celebrated their anniversary in perfect fashion with a Primeira Liga thumping of Estoril.
Milan head coach Filippo Inzaghi able to find some positives despite frustrating 0-0 draw with Chievo.
Steven Berghuis and Dabney dos Santos fired AZ into third in the Eredivisie after 2-0 victory over Willem II on Saturday.
A goalless draw with Chievo in Serie A on Saturday puts Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi back under pressure.
There were derby heroics from Borussia Dortmund - and a celebration to match - while Bayer Leverkusen moved up to fourth in the Bundesliga.
Paris Saint-Germain have their sights trained on Ligue 1's top spot after leaders Lyon slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Lille on Saturday.
Alberto Bueno netted four goals in 15 minutes - including a perfect hat-trick - in Rayo Vallecano's 4-2 win over Levante in La Liga.
John Carver was thrilled with Newcastle United's battling performance in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa.
Manchester United star Angel Di Maria is struggling for confidence after being substituted against Sunderland, says Louis van Gaal.
Barcelona moved back to within a point of the Liga summit with a 3-1 win at Granada, but Luis Enrique was not pleased with the pitch.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is set to ramp up the pressure on his team after a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United.
Match official Roger East has defended his controversial decision to send off Wes Brown in Sunderland's defeat to Manchester United.
Peterborough United and Barnsley began new eras on Saturday and started well, beating Bradford City and Gillingham in League One.